Take heart, Canucks: your country’s state-run cradle-to-grave benefits of universal healthcare, cheap university, and cheap(er) daycare not only makes you a happier, healthier and more progressive human being. It also helps you get dates with Americans. So says ex-pat Erica Kawalek of femmy blog Double X, who chides America’s laissez-faire government for breeding a generation of commitment-phobes. “I’m always baffled that women here don’t demand the same benefits on which we Canadian and European women rely,” Kawalek writes. “It would make dating and mating a lot easier, that’s for certain. […] The calculus of long-term commitment is just different when your country guarantees the basic necessities of an advanced civilization.” Added advantage of dating Canadians: bulletproof sense of moral superiority.